Energy Opportunities

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Did You Know? California’s massive electricity in-state generation system generates more than 200,000 gigawatt-hours each year and is transported over the state’s 32,000 miles of transmission lines.

Power the tenth largest economy in the world.

California energy is the backbone of our state’s success and powers countless opportunities, groundbreaking innovations and industry shaping ideas – in addition to being an integral part of our daily lives. Businesses from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies rely on it to keep them operating, consumers rely on it to power their daily lives, and as Californians, we all want to ensure that it’s generated efficiently and with minimal impact to the environment.

The challenge to innovate new ways to maximize generation while minimizing impact makes every job within Energy exciting and rewarding. From ensuring a continued ability to support the growing needs of our state to shaping the future of energy, every role has the opportunity to make an impact in the daily lives of every Californian.

Here are just a few of the areas where your talent is needed:

Engineering

Across the energy system, engineers play a vital role in planning, designing and maintaining the infrastructure of our power grid. With a diverse range of engineering needs, including Civil, Electrical/Power, Mechanical, Environmental, and many others, an Engineering degree places you at the forefront of the energy industry.

Skills needed: Math, Science, Critical analysis, Mechanical reasoning
Education: Bachelors degree; Masters or Advanced degree
Average salary: $81,149 (Electrical); $77,884 (Mechanical)
*Based on national average from PayScale.com.

Lineworker

The most visible role within Energy, being a Lineworker places you in a critical position to ensure that the power we generate reaches our customers. Whether you’re out in the field in an urban or environmental location, you’ll work on construction, maintenance, and emergency response of overhead and underground power distribution systems.

Skills needed: Math, Science, Critical analysis, Communication
Education: High School diploma
Average salary: $63,470
*Based on national average from PayScale.com.

Technician

Covering a broad set of skills and roles, Technicians are responsible for efficient and continuous energy delivery at a plant level. With opportunities in Mechanical, Substation, Relay, Instrumentation & Control and Electrical & Instrumentation, you can specialize in the area that best fits your interests.

Skills needed: Math, Science, Critical analysis, Mechanical reasoning
Education: High School diploma
Average salary: $61,554
*Based on national average from PayScale.com.

 

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